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Kaduna: 100 days of controversy

  /   in News, Politics 12:56 am   /   Comments

Nasir-el-Rufai

For the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i, the past 100 days since he assumed office may have proved to be a mixed grill of activities with controversy trailing virtually all his actions so far.

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Gov. Ugwuanyi’s 100 days of service

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•Road inspection: L-R: Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State addressing the Site Engineer of the Greylines company, Engr.George skayrak and residents of Emene, as his Deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo looks on, when he inspected the old Emene road..yesterday

There is no doubt that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 100 days in the saddle as the governor of Enugu State has been a worthwhile experience to the people of the state and signposts a positive radiance for good governance and harmonious existence.

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Dickson’s Patience with Dame pays off

  /   in Politics 2:57 am   /   Comments

Seriake-Patience

It was a big relief for the camp of the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson following the reported settlement of the rift between the governor, former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and other stakeholders.

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How APC infiltrates, works against Anambra PDP — Emeakayi

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EMEKHAYI

The Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has been in crisis since 1999. In a deliberate effort to end the crisis, the national leadership of the party recently conducted congresses at the ward, local government and state levels after which Prince Kenneth Emeakayi emerged the state chairman of PDP.

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Ooni of Ife: The list lengthens daily

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Ooni of Ife: Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse 11

Since the completion of the burial rites of Late Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse11, prominent princes from Ile-Ife, the cradle of Yoruba race have been jostling to occupy the vacant stool. At the last count, no fewer than 35 princes from the four recognised royal families in the ancient town have shown interest in the throne. These ruling houses are: Lafogido. Giesi, Ogboru and Osinkola.

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INEC’s nagging issues

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INEC interim boss, Zakari and Buhari: President of Nigeria

Nigeria’s election management body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is stepped in controversy over the legality of its actions upon the deficit in the membership of the commission. Does that injure its preparations for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections?

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PDP TICKET: How Wada wards off stiff challenge

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*Gov. Wada

With the successful conclusion of the APC governorship primary in Kogi State, attention has shifted to the battle of wits in what analysts are already tipping as the 2011 rematch between Gov. Idris Wada and a former AFRIBANK chief, Alhaji Isah Jibrin Echocho. Both gladiators are from Dekina Local Government Area which is reputed as the hotbed of Kogi East politics. The emergence of the youthful Banjo Amoto Moses is raising a few eyebrows since he is the only aspirant from Kogi Central and by extension, from the old Kwara.

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Audu can fix Kogi State — Abel, APC chieftain

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APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Mr. Adewale Abel has called on leaders and supporters of the party to rally behind the party’s candidate in the November governorship poll in order to liberate the state from underdevelopment.

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We’ve fulfilled our promises to Kogi — Awoniyi

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Deputy Governor Yomi Awoniyi

Kogi State Deputy Governor, Arc. Abayomi Awoniyi said the administration of Capt. Idris Ichala Wada has fulfilled it promises to the Kogi State electorate.

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PDP: We ‘ve perfected the formula for defeating Audu

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Abubakar Audu

Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has welcomed the choice of Prince Abubakar Audu as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC for the November 21, 2015 governorship election.

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Kogi governorship election: Mixed reactions trail Audu’s emergence in APC primary

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Abubakar Audu

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the emergence of Prince Audu as the All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship standard bearer ion Kogi.

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Why Buhari should ignore haters of Ndigbo around him – Iwanyanwu

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Upon assertions of marginalisation against the South and the Southeast in particular, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu, a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cautions the President against those who may be encouraging him to ignore the South East on the argument that they did not vote for him in the 2015 general elections.

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Oshiomhole, Orubebe crossfire: I’m sorry, did Dein of Agbor take notice?

  /   in News, Politics 11:15 am   /   Comments

From left: Orubebe-Dein of Agbor and Oshiomhole

Scandalous: Oshiomhole’s outburst was shocking as it was public knowledge before his bombshell that the total cost of the bridge procured as a Public Private Partnership Project under the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer, DBFOT, model is N108 billion. The posers are how consultancy alone on such a project would gulp N140 billion? Where did the governor get his information? Did he crosscheck before going to town with it?

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APPOINTMENTS: Buhari’s political consolidation

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Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari appointed one of his most trusted allies, Mr. David Lawal as the Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF may have consolidated his political position in the All Progressives Congress

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No social amenities, no vote, community tells Gov. Dickson

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Gov Dickson

SWALI—IN what seems a constructive civil disobedience, residents of Swali community in Atissa clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, have put Governor Seriake Dickson, a lawyer, on notice, that they would not vote for him in the forthcoming governorship election if he failed to provide social amenities for them.

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Build special prisons for corrupt Nigerians – Balarabe tells Buhari

  /   in Interview, Politics 5:18 am   /   Comments

*Balarabe Musa

In his time as the governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa and most of his colleagues lived a spartan life due to the fact that corruption was very minimal and governors were excitedly submissive to the president and their parties.

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Pay cut: Reps are ready to abide with Nigerians’ wishes – Zorro

  /   in News, Politics 12:06 am   /   Comments

Sani-zorro

First, let me say that this perception or agitation did not start with the 8th National Assembly. It’s been there since the return of democracy in 1999. But the present House leadership is concerned. The House of Representatives, as a result of the outcry of Nigerians, who have been taking critical exemption to the funding of the National Assembly, has decided to review the funding of the activities of its members.

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Old wine in new bottle: New thinking in PDP

  /   in News, Politics 2:57 am   /   Comments

Uche Secondus

In a bid to bolster itself against difficult tides, the former ruling party resurrects the online registration of members project. It is a scheme that would inevitably strip the party’s governors of direct control of the party. Will it fly?

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Reformers like Buhari, Oshiomhole normally start slow – Rep Osagie

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Hon Samson Osagie represented the Uhumwonde/Orhiomwon Federal constituency in the House of Representatives between 2007-2015 and was one of the most vibrant lawmakers in that Assembly. He ran for the Edo South senatorial seat of Edo state in the last election but lost to the PDP candidate, Pharm. Matthew Urhoghide. In this interview with Vanguard, he spoke on the leadership crisis which befell his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the National Assembly, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and other national issues

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Okorocha’s strides are not well known – Madumere, deputy gov

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Prince Eze Madumere, the deputy governor of Imo State was before his entry into the political fray an entrenched player in the private sector having been an executive of Pepsi Cola in the United States. In this interview he reviews developments in his state, efforts towards boosting industrialisation of the state and gives a peep into the life and manner of Governor Rochas Okorocha.

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Orubebe, an elevated thug – Oshiomhole

  /   in News, Politics 8:22 pm   /   Comments

Oshiomhole vs Orubebe

“The real problem of former President Jonathan was having people like Orubebe, who pigeon-holed him as president of the Ijaw nation and prevented him from appreciating the enormity of the challenges facing the Nigerian nation. To further compound the challenges was the dénouement of his unruly and thuggish imputation during the elections, such tendentious character index that is now synonymous with this Niger-Deltan.” that notorious script; such a shameless role by a shameless father who was supposed to be a role model for good parenting.”

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Kogi, your deliverance is at hand – Yahaya Bello

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Alhaji-Yahaya-Bello

Frontline All Progressives Congress, APC Kogi State governorship aspirant, Alhaji Yahaya Bello made his mark in business with specific concerns in transportation, oil and gas, finance and agro-allied sectors. The Agassa Okene-born entrepreneur and politician in this interview gives his perspectives on his aspiration, challenges and hope.

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Kogi: Lies can’t cover Wada’s performance — Uhuotu, PDP chairman

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Mr Sam Uhuotu is the newly elected Chairman of the Kogi State Chapter of the PDP. In this interview Uhuotu expressed confidence the party would win the forthcoming governorship election.

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Why Jonathan should step in now to save PDP – Anosike

  /   in News, Politics 4:30 pm   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan

A party is a collection of different individuals that come together to take power. They have different objectives and interests that when not met, fall into crisis. That is what is happening in the national secretariat of the PDP. Our last presidential candidate, Goodluck Jonathan lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari as a result of carelessness of some managers without political experience.

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BAYELSA: Why I’m standing behind Dickson – Ernest-Ikoli, former Sylva aide

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Lindsay Barrett (l) chats with George-Ikoli in Yenagoa

First and foremost Sylva is family. He is my brother and remains a dear friend and compatriot, but when I came to serve in his administration I did so in order to serve the people of Bayelsa State and not out of personal sentiment. My membership of the PDP preceded my coming to Bayelsa State and the reasons behind my joining the party were based on my belief in its stated principles of equity, fairness, and good governance.

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Senate Probe: Steps of a dirty dance

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Bukola Saraki

Given the increasing zeal with which the president is approaching the fight against corruption, such a collaboration some may have assumed, would have helped in bridging the well-known gap between Buhari and the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. The president has been reported to be miffed at the way, and manner Saraki emerged as Senate President, and even worse, his alleged collaboration in the emergence of Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Deputy Senate President.

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Appointment: S-West is being shortchanged – Bankole-Hameed

  /   in Politics 10:08 pm   /   Comments

Shehu Bankole

MR Shehu Bankole-Hameed is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State and also an author. In this interview, he reviews the nearly three month stewardship of President Muhammadu Buhari. Excerpts:

President Muhammadu Buhari has been dubbed ‘baba go-slow’ by his critics over perceived failure to hit the ground running? Do you agree with this notion?

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Our frustrations at home – Rep. Mrakpor

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Rep. Mrakpor

Rep. Onyemaechi Mrakpor representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, of Delta State in the House of Representatives recently moved a motion in the House drawing attention to the five year electricity blackout of her constituency. In this interview she elaborates on the efforts she and other concerned stakeholders have made to redress the situation and gives notice of a legal action against the power distribution company.

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How the rot in the army started — Gen Ishola Williams

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Genpix-3

General Ishola Williams was at peace with himself that Friday afternoon when the Vanguard team arrived at his office, in the Iju area of Lagos.

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National Carrier: How Nigeria fell to grand deception

  /   in News, Politics, Trending 12:51 am   /   Comments

Former President Obasanjo

The Minister announced the technical partner and core investor as Triaton A.G. ostensibly of Switzerland. She also said that Airbus Industries had indicated interest in the new venture. At this point, the BPE and the National Council on Privatization had been shoved aside with the explicit approval of the President. And Chikwe had been advised that unless Nigeria Airways was liquidated, it would be impossible to float another national carrier.

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Obiano Support Group a catalyst to APGA —Emecheta

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chief

Chief Jude Emecheta is the chief executive officer, CEO, of the state –owned Anambra State Signage Agency, ANSA.

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Jonathan didn’t perform but Buhari must prove he’s a saint – Balarabe Musa

  /   in News, Politics, Trending 9:05 am   /   Comments

Jonathan-Buhari

ABUJA — Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, yesterday, doubted the ability and sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari to confront the endemic problem of corruption in Nigeria and put an end to it. Musa, who spoke in an exclusive interview with Vanguard in his Kaduna home, said President Buhari had already lost the moral right to prosecute the anti-corruption war by restricting the probe of corrupt officials to those in former President Jonathan’s government.

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